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Master of Arts (MA)
This thesis examines the relationship between classical culture and Christianity in Rome through the lens of medieval, Renaissance, and Counter Reformation guidebooks. I propose that guidebooks allowed authors and patrons to project a carefully constructed image of Rome, a construction influenced by the Church’s desire to authenticate its place in Europe by defining itself in relation to classical culture.
Di Manno, Talia, "Old Rome was I Now New Rome Shall Be Praised: Christianity and Classical Culture in the Roman Guidebook Tradition" (2012). Religious Studies Graduate Theses & Dissertations. 13.